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Jobsite safety is our utmost priority at HWP. We routinely hold company-wide safety meetings and safety training workshops to ensure that our employees are informed of the latest safety practices and standards. A pre-task Job Safety Analysis is performed prior to the start of every job; regardless of the size or scope of the project.
HWP performs rigorous preventative maintenance on all of our equipment. Our equipment undergoes a daily pre-shift inspection before use and a thorough annual safety inspection and service. We strictly adhere to and in many aspect, exceed, OSHA minimum work safety standards.
Critical lifts and transportation projects require detailed plans to ensure that all engineering requirements are met. HWP conducts “pre-lift” and “pre-transport” meetings prior to these activities so that all crew members are familiar with the job and are constantly aware of the hazards that are present in their environment.
Our employees are trained, certified and tested to maintain the latest health and safety practices, including:
• OSHA construction safety training
• Annual DOT physical examination
• Random drug screening
• Certified forklift operators
• Designated qualified signal persons and riggers
• High pressure hydraulic safety
• Electrical safety
To assure a safe and incident-free work environment, we adhere to a rigorous safety and injury prevention program.
It is our policy to provide a safe and healthy work environment for the protection of our most vital resource – our employees. The safety of our employees is of utmost importance to our management staff and ranks in importance above production, cost, and quality of service.
Our philosophy is that all accidents and injuries are preventable. While the responsibility for safety begins and ends with management personnel, responsibility is shared throughout the organization. There is no place in our company for an unsafe employee. All employees are expected to fully accept responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of those around them.
HWP Rigging acknowledges the value of planning for hazard recognition and providing proper safety instruction prior to beginning work. The JSA and JHP process ensures pre-task hazard recognition and improved communication of hazards prior to beginning work.
JSA and JHP are defined as follows:
Job Safety Analysis (JSA) – An analysis of how a specific task is performed. By identifying health and safety hazards, the risk of harm can be assessed and appropriate controls/precautions can be put into place. The JSA examines each basic job step to identify potential hazards, assess the risks and implement controls; resulting in attainment of zero incidents/accidents/injuries.
Job Hazard Plan (JHP) – An analysis of the associated hazards from the work scope steps that are to be performed. By identifying health and safety hazards the risk of harm can be identified and appropriate controls/precautions can be put into place. The JHP examines each work scope step to identify potential hazards, assess the risks and implements controls; resulting in attainment of zero incidents/accidents/injuries. The JHP is different from the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) in that it analyzes the work scope steps and determines systems, programs and/or procedures that will be used where a JSA focuses in on the specific task being performed.